Comparison of two frailty screening tools in older women with early breast cancer.

@article{MolinaGarrido2011ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of two frailty screening tools in older women with early breast cancer.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Molina-Garrido and C Guill{\'e}n-Ponce},
  journal={Critical reviews in oncology/hematology},
  year={2011},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={51-64}
}
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES We have tested two frailty screening tools (the Barber Questionnaire [BQ] and the Vulnerable Elderly Survey [VES-13]) to select patients who may benefit from Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). MATERIALS AND METHODS We included women ≥ 65 years old, diagnosed with early breast cancer at the University General Hospital in Elche. We compared impairment in the BQ score (score <0 vs. > 0) and impairment in the VES-13 score (<3 vs. ≥ 3), with impaired CGA results… CONTINUE READING

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